We are super excited to read about our ShowCals car show signs in the April issue of Mustang Times (the official publication of the Mustang Club of America). Donald Farr, editor of Mustang Times wrote an excellent "how-to" article explaining how ShowCals are easily applied, removed and stored for your next show. Donald included photos showing each step of the process including several nice shots of the ShowCals installed on his 66 Mustang GT.
ShowCals provide the perfect solution to display your car's story without having to worry about wind or other unexpected weather while on display. Each set of ShowCals are customized by GarageWraps to include details about your car, truck or hot rod. If you are looking for the perfect way to tell your car's story, consider a set of ShowCals for the 2017 show season.
Check out the coolest way to tell your car's story in Mustang Times - April Issue
We created this animated GIF to show how each year of Mustang looks when featured in the center of the poster. The owner of each featured Mustang received a copy of this poster with their Stang in the center. Custom prints are available if you want your Mustang included in the center. Just click here to see the options - Custom Six Generations Poster.
I just read an article in the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette about the importance of "details" when you fill out the show window sticker. John Drummond talked about the importance of readability and the inclusion of critical details about your vehicle. One of his points was that if you fill out the window sticker with poor handwriting, it makes it difficult for your car to be written about in magazines or other forms of recognition. John writes, "The information you provide to us on that tiny window sticker trickles down the line into so many different departments. When our staff is out picking award winners - they write up their yellow award slips based on what information you've provided on your window sticker. . . . . . Those award winner lists we run on our website and in the magazine coverage are dependent on accurate information."
As I'm reading John's article, I immediately think about hour our ShowCals are the perfect solution to communicate details about your car to viewers, media and when allowed, judges. We created a product called ShowCals that we customize just for your car. ShowCals display the details about your hot rod, classic or late model sports car right on the side, front or rear windows.
Advantages of ShowCals
1. Easy to install and remove
2. Reusable for every car show
3. Water proof
4. Washable if you accidentally drop them
5. Nine cool color combinations
6. Three piece set allows display on one or all three sides of the car
1. "It was the very first car I bought out of my own pocket..."
I bought this car when I turned 18. It was the very first car I bought out of my own pocket; and needless to say, it's fueled an addiction. Starting out, the car was in a near junk state, longing for another chance at the road life... I stripped the car down inside and out and began the restoration process. Starting with the interior, I cleaned the seats and all the interior pieces and I replaced the carpet along with other miscellaneous accessories. Then came the outside... I stripped the paint down and repainted the car to a brighter white and exchanged the wheels to an American Racing Polished Aluminum Series style rim. The motor and transmission are ALL ORIGINAL with 173,xxx miles. -Lukas Campbell
2. "My Red Betty may not be a GT... but she is 305 hp and so much fun..."
I got my Race Red 2013 V6 Premium convertible less than two weeks ago. I named her Red Betty as one reference to the song "Black Betty". My Red Betty may not be a GT or 5.0, but she is 305hp and so much fun. My husband says I don't need more horsepower than that because he doesn't want our insurance going up. -Erika Davis
3. "Finally fulfilling my dream of owning one..."
I bought this Mustang a few months ago finally fulfilling my dream of owning one. I have been a Mustang lover since birth, but went out on a whim and bought a Camaro as my first car. What an awful mistake! After months of searching, I found my Mustang. Sadly after only a month of owning it, I hit a deer on the way home from work one night, hence the white hood and scrape on the fender. But nevertheless, white hood or not, my Mustang is MY Mustang, and I could not be any more proud of my car. I have so many plans for this pony, and I cannot wait to see the final product. These photos are only the beginning. These photos start the journey of making my dream car. -Alyssa Brown
4. "I've kicked myself for selling it ever since..."
First bought my Mustang in 1968 in Boulder Co. Drove it for 10 years before a coworker offered me $2000 cash. Only $150 less than what I paid for it. I've kicked myself for selling it ever since. 6 years ago I found another. Rebuilt the engine better than on my first car, this one has a Ford E303 roller cam. 4150 Holly on top of a dual plane high rise intake. Installed flat top pistons topped with AFR 160cc run heads. Found a set of 45 year old keystone klaszics like I had on my first pony. My first my stang had custom Stewart warner guages. My n s one has C2 Auto Meter instruments. -Don Kinney
While our contest was scheduled to end last weekend, we are still searching for a couple more Mustangs! Do you own any of these cars? Do you know someone who might?
Pass the word on!
1. On the Water
2. Iconic Landmarks
3. Unique Forms of Transportation
4. Local Race Track
5. Industrial Garage
6. Mountains or Desert
7. On the Road
Follow these Mustang owners and snap a cool shot of your car and send it in to the poster contest. We still need more 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, and 4th Generation Mustangs!
After crunching some data this morning, I found that we have no pictures for some year categories. Here are the gaps:
Do you have one (or more!) of these Mustangs? Join the hunt and send 'em in by August 1st.
After a fun-filled 4th of July weekend, we'd like to take a moment to share our favorite part of the weekend with you: our very patriotic parade featuring some great classic cars.
Did you grab some pictures of classic cars in your 4th of July parade? Send 'em in and we'll feature them. firstname.lastname@example.org
We traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO last Saturday to spend a couple hours at the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup. There were lots of great Mustangs and great opportunities to talk to many Mustang enthusiasts. Here are a few stories that we would like to share.
3. 2006 Roush
We only had a couple minutes to speak to the owner of this 427 Roush, but we learned that she purchased the Mustang as a 40th birthday gift. (Pretty great gift!) She had grown up in her fathers garage and knew all about Mustangs so she went to work on her own to create the car we see here.
2. Fox Body
This Fox Body Mustang has a fast past. We met two gentlemen, a father and his son. The car originally belonged to the father. He used to drag race the car, and after many years of racing and winning he decided to retire the car because it had "become too dangerous". His son asked him one day if he could try driving the Mustang. Reluctantly, he agreed. His son was good at car racing video games, but could he drive the real deal? Turns out, the son is one heck of a driver. The two restored the car to its old glory, including updating the suspension to improve its handling and they still race the car today.
1. 1968 High Country Special
As Coloradans, the High Country special piques our interest. This couple was eager to introduce their car. They have owned the car for over 20 years. This car is very rare, it is one out of an order of 251 High Country Specials that was shipped to Denver in the summer of 1968. We are looking forward to finding more of this special edition as we travel to shows this summer.
Here at GarageWraps.com, we value the story behind your car. Email us at email@example.com with a photo of your car and the story behind it to get featured in a blog post.
Help build the "Six Generations of Mustang Poster."
You can google "50 Year Anniversary Mustang Poster" and find several types of posters. But these posters only offer renderings or corporate photos.
We are fans of real cars owned by real Mustang Enthusiasts.
The "Six Generations of Mustang Poster" will feature Mustangs that have a personal story with every mile, these cars capture the timeless love affair that we have with the Ford Mustang. Owners' photos will showcase the freedom and independence that Mustang has established, something that stock photos or renderings simply do not offer.
We are looking for great photos of Original Mustangs as they are fit into your lifestyle. In other words, we want to show your car in action, on the beach, on your favorite drive, etc.
Help build this poster! Follow these steps:
Note: We are Colorado based Mustang enthusiasts and we are hoping to include a Ski Country Special Ford Mustang on this poster. Let's see how many Mustang fans own this special edition!